Who are the young black men throughout this country who kill each other on a daily basis? Adults who care to find out— and the arts— hold the key to the solution.
Cash-strapped school boards are eliminating their arts and sports programs in order to focus on math and science. That is, they're cutting the very programs that generate the qualities a society needs most: passion, creativity and teamwork.
The woman described as Juror B-37 identified with George Zimmerman and couldn't identify with his black victim, Trayvon Martin. For black people, this juror herself is Exhibit A in a case we've been trying to make for some time.
My teenage daughter, infected by TV shows like “The Voice,” hopes to be a famous singer. Should I encourage her fantasy or squelch it?
The bizarre romance of the Notre Dame football star Manti Te'o and Lennay Kekua, his imaginary online girlfriend, got me thinking: Thanks to e-mail, Facebook and Twitter, some of my best friends are people I've rarely or never met. But they've expanded my world immensely.
Last week's mass shootings in Connecticut revived America's debate about guns. But guns are merely a symptom, not a cause, of a larger challenge confronting civilized societies.
After 40 years of representing Classical musicians, my agent is giving up. He offers an impressive list of reasons why serious music is doomed. But where he sees disaster, I see opportunity— especially if Classical musicians are genuinely creative.
Exciting and innovative black operas are struggling because white audiences tend to avoid them. But all classical music groups are struggling because white audiences tend to avoid them. Is there a common cause here? And might there be a solution to both problems?
Black men are instructed to behave compliantly around whites and avoid threatening behavior, like wearing a hoodie. But where does that leave my son, who is black and autistic and finds a hoodie comforting?
Whitney Houston's recent death revealed again the extent of public ignorance about drug addiction. It's not so much a moral failing as a condition that strikes vulnerable people.